Bend has a general population of 52,029 and an overall student population of 6,383. Approximately 6,261 of Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer engineering programs.
Bend's largest engineering school is Central Oregon Community College. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Central Oregon Community College with credentials in engineering.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,967 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bend engineering schools was an average of $18,387 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,125 for engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bend-based engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $7,692 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,275.
Many engineering graduates choose to work as engineers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bend, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,210 engineers in Oregon, 130 were working in the greater Bend area. By the year 2018, the number of engineers is expected to increase by 9% in Bend. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for engineers.
As an engineer in Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,370 per year. This is higher than the average salary for engineers in the state.